Is It Necessary To Hire A Tree Arborist When Putting Your House On The Market?


Preparing your property for sale entails a host of things, from hiring the right realtor to decluttering the premises and even handling minor repairs here and there. But while a majority of home sellers focus on the house itself, some tend to forget about the exterior. And when you think about it, all potential buyers will first come to encounter your garden before they step into your home. For that reason, you should pay close attention to how the exterior of your property is presented just as you would with the interior of your residence.

10 May 2019

Pulling Up Stumps: Why You Should Never Bury Tree Stumps


Removing a mature tree is no easy matter. Not only do you have to contend with the above-ground portion of the tree, but also the part that lies unseen, underground. For the inexperienced, tree removal is daunting, which is why many tree owners hire experts to remove dead or dying trees on their property. However, because of the difficulty and cost involved with removing tree stumps, some people choose not to remove them.

22 January 2019

Top Advantages of Landscaping Your Property with Native Plants


Landscaping is a vital aspect of property maintenance for a majority of homeowners that have a yard. And if you want lush greenery on your garden, you may be thinking of landscape plant supplies. While exotic trees may enhance the uniqueness of your property, native plants from a wholesale nursery may be a better option for both your garden and the environment at large. Native plants are better acclimatised to the environment since they have evolved for hundreds of years.

19 September 2018

Cockatoo Friendly Tree Pruning and Removal


Did you know that Australia has some 828 different species of native birds? Many of these birds might seem incredibly exotic to foreigners and yet you're probably used to looking out the window to see rainbow lorikeets and sulphur-crested cockatoos frolicking in your backyard trees. Cockatoos can be a fascinating and lively (and of course, sometimes loud) visitor to your backyard, and yet whether they opt to actually make a home on your property will depend on the types and size of suitable trees that are available.

4 January 2018

Assessing a Lightning-Damaged Tree: What Happens to a Tree After It Is Struck by Lightning?


A single lightning strike is 5 times hotter than the surface of the sun, according to the National Weather Service. This makes for a spectacular show during a storm. However, while you can retreat to the relative safety of your home during a storm, your trees have no such luxury. Tall trees are especially at risk of being struck, though even a short tree can become a victim of a lightning strike, should it be in the wrong place at the wrong time.

30 May 2017

Trees to Avoid: 6 Trees You Might Regret Planting in Your Garden


A garden that lacks trees is also a garden that lacks all the good that trees can offer, such as shade, good air quality and a better looking garden. However, whatever your ultimate goals for your garden, you should always research your current and future trees carefully, otherwise they might spring a surprise on you. If you've just moved into a house surrounded by trees, or are planning on planting trees around your current home, here are 6 trees you should be wary of.

10 February 2017

Carrying Out Tree Lopping on Your Own? Consider These 5 Important Aspects First


For the ordinary property owner, it's important to trim the trees in your property. And, besides the obvious reason like the tree's aesthetics, cutting the side branches can simply open up your property and enhance your view. For the do-it-yourself property owner, here are several aspects you should consider when you decide to trim trees on your property. Municipal bylaws Different municipalities across Australia have bylaws that govern tree lopping, counting tree removal in privately-owned land.

30 June 2016